Life Line Screening is a private company that specializes in conducting health screenings to adults all over the United States of America, with over 8 million tests up to date. The wellness and illness prevention was founded back in the year 1993 at Florida, US by Colin Scully (current CEO of the company) and Timothy Phillips.
The physicians you will meet here are well trained, and with their extensive experience and professionalism, you are sure to get what you wanted. They also operate under the medical laws and regulations.
What to expect at Life Line Screening
If you are planning to visit Life Line Screening, then you should be prepared both physically and mentally to smoothen the screening process. When you arrive at their facilities, the following happens;
You are welcomed at the reception desk where you will be asked to fill-in the check-in form and make the screening payment.
After completing the check-in forms, you’ll be required to wait for your turn to see the physician. They stay true to their schedule, so don’t freak out if you find other patients in the waiting bay.
When your turn comes, you are taken to the screening area
A blood sample will be required for testing. The physician will safely draw a sample from your ring or the ring finger. This process will depend on your state
Measurements will be taken. Your height, weight, and general body measurements.
After the above, you’ll be subjected to Bone Density Screening using an ultrasound machine. Normally takes not more than five minutes and you are done. You should be aware that bone density screening is only available on specific screening packages.
For like another ten minutes, the physician will guide you through Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) Screening.
Now you know the whole screening process, you may wonder if there should be special clothes to wear for the process.
Well, the screening process requires little to no preparations, why? Because the whole process is non-invasive and involves no pain. What of the blood tests? That was a simple and painless finger-stick for just a few drops of blood. Is that even painful?
However, some screening procedures require little prior preparations. They include;
• Carotid artery disease (stroke) – wear an open collar shirt and should be short sleeved
Atrial fibrillation (stroke)
Don’t wear pantyhose, a watch, lotion or any oil
Shut down your phone
Wear loose outfits
• Abdominal aortic aneurysm
wear loose outfits, take light meal then fast for 4 hours before screening process
If you are under medications take as prescribed
Adhere to diabetic plan if you are under it.
• Ankle-brachial index (peripheral arterial disease)
Wear loose outfits
Short sleeved shirt or blouse
For the Complete lipid panel (high cholesterol), Glucose (type 2 diabetes), you should fast for 12 hours prior to the screening. Fasting here means that you’ll be just taking medication and water only, but no food and for diabetic patients, you should stick to your plan.
Why go for screening? Screening helps you detect threatening illnesses. You get early warning signs, and you get advice on what to do next to avoid further complications.
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